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Lauderdale County School District protects its students from dangerous content with the help of Lightspeed Filter™

Lauderdale County School District (AL) uses the best-in-class web filtering software Lightspeed Filter for their 1:1 program to keep students engaged online.

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20 Things Teachers Can Do with Lightspeed Systems Classroom Management

Whether the classroom is in-person, hybrid, or virtual, here are 20 things teachers can do with Lightspeed Classroom Management to keep students engaged.

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7 Essential Features for Effective K-12 Web Filtering

Choosing the right K-12 web filter is about more than being CIPA-compliant. You also want to make sure your filter has these 7 essential features.

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4 Edtech Tips for Teaching Virtually

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the transition of K-12 instruction from physical classrooms into remote settings, teachers got a crash course in virtual teaching. The transition was anything but easy, but teachers—and students, families, and administrators—persevered.   And for some teachers,

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The Post-COVID Paradigm: Integrating the Things that Worked

The emergency shift to remote learning, due to school closures in response to COVID-19, forced districts to use tech to support online learning in ways, and in the immediacy, they never thought possible.   Now a year later, Lightspeed Systems had the opportunity to meet with Steven Langford, Chief Information Officer for the Beaverton School District

Enhancing the In-Classroom Experience with Online Tools

Last year in 2020, K-12 school districts distributed and brought online more mobile devices than ever before, and as students have become more familiar with using these devices for learning, some districts may choose to adopt more of a 1:1

St. Joseph Catholic School Ensures Responsible Use of Learning Technology with Lightspeed Classroom Management™

The Challenge: Digital Citizenship and Equity Taking advantage of the rich educational opportunities that online technology offers to students, while at the same time keeping students on task and teaching them responsible digital citizenship, was a challenge for St. Joseph

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Returning to Campus and Your Edtech Spend

A recent survey of 200 K-12 district leaders revealed the following:   More than 82% of those surveyed said reducing spending inefficiencies and maximizing the reach of their budget was their top priority   Nearly 79% are prioritizing the need for better understanding

Building a Sustainable Social Emotional Learning Plan

Building a Sustainable Social Emotional Learning Plan The awareness of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) initiatives has grown with the global shutdown of school from the COVID-19 pandemic. How can schools spot the warning signs and address concerning student mental health

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Using Data for Effective School Reopening

Making sure district reopening plans are cost-effective and drive the best student outcomes Lightspeed recently spoke with Anthony Padrnos, Executive Director of Technology for Osseo Area Schools in Minnesota, who discussed how ed-tech classroom tools can both inform important budgeting

Reimagine the inspired and interactive classroom for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning. Lightspeed Classroom Management™ gives teachers real-time visibility and control of their students’ digital workspaces and online activity.

  • Ensure all students interact with only the right online curriculum — precisely when they’re supposed to use it.
  • Push out vetted curriculum links to all students at the same time.
  • Block inappropriate or distracting web sites and apps.

Ensure scalable & efficient learning device management. The Lightspeed Mobile Device Management™ system ensures safe and secure management of student learning resources with real-time visibility and reporting essential for effective distance learning.

  • A centralized, cloud-based solution for infinitely scalable device, application, and policy controls
  • Self-Service App Library, where teachers and students
    can access and install approved curriculum and learning tools
  • Remotely deploy, change, and revoke hundreds of policies and educational applications, while reducing typical downtime and costs

Prevent suicides, cyberbullying, and schoolviolence. Lightspeed Alert™ supports district administrators and selected personnel with advanced AI to detect and report potential threats before it’s too late.

  • Human review
  • Real-time alerts that flag signs of a potential threat
  • Intervene quickly before an incident occurs.
  • Activity logs provide visibility into online activity before and after a flagged event

Protect students from harmful online content. Lightspeed Filter™ is the best-in-class solution that acts as a solid barrier to inappropriate or illicit online content to ensure students’ online safety 24/7.

  • Powered by the most comprehensive database in the industry built through 20 years of web indexing and machine learning.
  • Ensure CIPA compliance
  • Block millions of inappropriate, harmful, and unknown sites, images, and video including YouTube
  • Keep parents informed with the Lightspeed Parent Portal™

Gain complete visibility into students’ online learning. Lightspeed Analytics™ gives districts robust data on the effectiveness of any tools they implement so they can take a strategic approach to their technology stack and streamline reporting.

  • Track education technology adoption and usage trends, eliminate redundancy, and drive ROI
  • Monitor app and content consumption to facilitate early adoption and effective utilization
  • Assess risk with visibility into student data privacy and security compliance